Birth Name: Brent Michael Kutzle
Place of Birth: Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 3, 1985
Ethnicity: German [including Swiss-German and Volga German], Irish, English, some French
Brent Kutzle is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer, and film composer. He is the bassist of the band OneRepublic, which also includes Ryan Tedder.
Brent’s paternal grandfather is James Paul Kutzle (the son of Fielding Joseph Kutzli and Cecelia Agnes McNelis). James was born in Ohio. Fielding was the son of Meno Kutzle/Kutzli, whose parents were Swiss, and of Lenora White, whose mother was French. Cecelia was the daughter of William McNelis, who was Irish, and of Mary Cunningham.
Brent’s paternal grandmother was named Kathleen Anne Gallagher (the daughter of Cornelius Gallagher and Anna). Kathleen was born in Pennsylvania. Cornelius was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents.
Brent’s maternal great-grandparents were Conrad John Schnell and Sarah Reuscher. Conrad was born in Norka, Saratov, Russia, to parents of German descent, Johann Schnell and Katharina Klieber. Sarah was born in Nebraska, to German parents from Norka, Russia, Heinrich Reuscher and Louisa George/Jorg.
Sources: Brent’s paternal grandfather, James Paul Kutzle, on the 1930 U.S. census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Brent’s paternal great-grandparents, Fielding Joseph Kutzli and Cecelia Agnes McNelis – https://www.familysearch.org
Brent’s paternal great-grandfather, Fielding Joseph Kutzli, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brent’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Lenora White, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brent’s paternal great-grandmother, Cecelia Agnes McNelis, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org